volunteering and working with Urban Ed, Inc. can be a very rewarding experience.
We are an organization that looks for creative people that are committed
to making a noticeable change in low-income minority communities and the
individuals that live there.
Current Volunteering Opportunities:
- Guest Speakers/Mini-Workshops
A key component to our technology training is our life skills component. During
these valuable sessions we ask that leaders in the community from an
array of disciplines come and provide insights, information, and motivation
to our young people. We are eager
for positive role models to come in and deliver constructive messages
to aid our youth in negotiating the many life challenges they face as
teenagers and young adults. These short sessions are generally only 45 minutes to an hour in length and should be interactive and animated. Generally, the sessions will occur between the hours of 5 pm - 7 pm on a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday evening.
We are open to ideas on possible topics, however some of the successful topics of the past include:
- The Truth About HIV/AIDS
- Peer Pressure: Back off Me?
- Why Get High?
- Rap Session on Family Relations & Abuse
- Keeping Conflict on Lock
- Anger Management
- Social Justice and Community Organizing
- Dangers of Social Media
- Get Money, Save Money, Invest Money-Financial Planning
- The Stock Market: How to Play It
- Learning Basic Spanish
- Networking to Get a Job
- Resumes That Win You Interviews
- Interviewing Skills that Win You Jobs
- Business Talk - Communication Skills for the Workplace
- How to Get " A Career"
- The Path to College
To reserve a speaking date contact Violet Browne, Manager of Administration, at 202-610-2344 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth within the District of Columbia's Public Schools (DCPS) system continue to face academic shortfalls. Last year during the 2011-2012 term, the average GPAs of the youth we were serving was 0.73 on a 4.0 scale! Urban Ed is a vetted partner with DCPS and seeks volunteers to help us support the schools as they work to improve academic levels. If you are strong in math, chemistry, or history, please join our tutoring team. Volunteering times are available between 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.
Technology Training with Young Adults
Urban Ed utilizes professionals from within the technology field to aid us in delivering training in our technology-focused programs. This adds an element of real-life to our training that our participants need. Trainers should anticipate being hands-on in their delivery. Our current areas of need include trainers to assist us with delivery on Tier 1 help desk training, Windows 7, Networking, Security, HDI training, Cloud training and help desk software training.
Trainings are conducted during the day, between 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Tuesday - Friday. If you have some level of tech skills or feel comfortable training and interacting with young adults between 18-30 we really need your help! Take a long lunch and join us or in some cases we can come to you. You will make a measurable difference in helping the unemployed secure a sustaining IT career and feed their families.
- Field Trip Hosts
Urban Ed needs small business owners and corporate leaders to host our youth participants at their site. We do this to expose our youth to the "real world of work" and let them explore different career options up close and personal. Hosting us simply means having our youth come to your facility to meet your staff and the CEO or upper management and provide a brief presentation to them about what your company does letting them see it in action, share how to enter the field and the expectations, and provide insights on how some of the staff and the leadership started and built the company or got to where they are today.
It can also mean allowing our youth to do a presentation on "Why Hire Me?" to select members of your staff, particularly your HR staff. Then give our youth real, honest and candid feedback and critiques on their dress, speech, style, etc. to help them improve how to market themselves. These sessions are generally about two hours over lunch at your facility.
Urban Ed can establish a flexible schedule to accommodate volunteering with us. Employees should check with their employers to see if an Employee Volunteer Program exists in which you can get time off from work to volunteer at Urban Ed. Please give us a call at 202-610-2344 or email us at volunteers@UrbanEd.org
to explore any of these rewarding experiences.
If you are:
- Skilled in a particular area and want to share
- Looking for outcomes-driven volunteering, and
- Want to make a difference
...then complete our Volunteer Application (fill-in form), attach your resume and send to:
Urban Ed, Inc.
2041 Martin Luther King Jr Ave., SE
Washington DC 20020